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KBS Knee-Brace Stabilizer

KBS

The KBS1Z knee-brace stabilizer makes a structural connection between knee bracing and columns or beams to help stabilize free-standing structures and comply with many prescriptive deck bracing requirements such as AWC’s DCA6 Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide. Factory-formed at a 45° angle and easily installed with nails, the KBS1Z braces 2x, 4x and 6x in line post-to-beam configurations. Check with your local building department for deck bracing requirements.

Material

  • 16 gauge

Finish

  • ZMAX® coating

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • For installations at an angle other than 45°, bend KBS1Z along slots to desired angle. Bend one time only.
  • Knee Brace:
    Cut braces at desired angle
    — Bend KBS1Z to desired angle if required
    — Install fasteners to secure in place
    — For equal-width members, install (2) KBS1Z on each end of brace (see connection type 1)
    — For 2x knee brace, install single KBS1Z on each end of brace (see connection type 2)
  • Beam-to-Post:
    — Install in pairs; see illustrations for quantity and configuration

Related Literature

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

   These models are approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw. See the load values below.

  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. For braces installed at intermediate angles, allowable loads may be interpolated between loads listed for brace angle = 45° and brace angle = 30° or 60°.

 

Post-to-Knee Brace Connection
1 - Post-to-Knee Brace Connection (Same member width)
Single knee brace shown. Double knee brace installation similar.
Post-to-2x Knee Brace Connection
2 - Post-to-2x Knee Brace Connection
(Continuous)Beam-to-Post
3 - (Continuous) Beam-to-Post
End<br>Beam-to-Post
4 - End Beam-to-Post

Code Reports

Part IAPMO UES ER ICC-ES ESR City of Los Angeles State of Florida
KBS1Z ER-102 ER-280 RR25962 FL10865

Drawings

Part Orthographic Perspective
KBS1Z
KBS1Z front view
DWG DXF
KBS1Z right view
DWG DXF
KBS1Z
DWG DXF